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Monday 13 May 2019

Sydney, Australia
Women in Tonga can contribute to creating a more open and productive economy if the barriers they face are addressed, states a book recently released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Emilio To‘a this morning changed his plea to guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter in the death of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Saturday 11 May 2019

Washington, U.S.A.
Tongans will soon benefit from improved digital access to key public services, including significant upgrades to Tonga’s civil registration and national ID systems, following the approval of a US$4.65 million grant by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today.
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Friday 10 May 2019

Washington, USA
Thousands of communities across the North Pacific will benefit from significant upgrades to maritime infrastructure and improved connectivity following approval today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors of two grants for US$38.5 million and US$33.1 million for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Marshall Islands, respectively.
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Friday 10 May 2019

Brussels, Belgium
Since the massive mobilization effort that preceded the 2009 Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, the world has begun translating words and intentions into real action on climate change. European leadership – from government, civil society, and business – has played a pivotal role in driving progress. Given how much remains to be done, such leadership must continue – and become stronger.
Friday 10 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one month residency theatre project in Poland saw Tonga’s On The Spot (OTS) Co-founder and Creative Director, Ebonie Fifita, and Stage Director, Steev Laufilitoga Maka create and direct a Polish play.
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Friday 10 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 48-year-old man has been charged with indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl at Ma’ufanga.
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Friday 10 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Teams of veterinarians from New Zealand and Australia have treated hundreds of animals and performed dozens of surgeries during visits to Vava‘u in April and again in Tongatapu this week.
Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s participation at the Second Belt Road Forum 26-27 April, was commemorated with a reception at the Chinese Embassy, Nuku’alofa on Wednesday evening, 7 May 2019.
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Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three soldiers charged in relation to an assault of a man in Vaini in November last year had their case adjourned to May 20.
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Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 16 men and one woman arrested in a major drugs operation in Tongatapu over the Easter weekend remain in custody pending bail hearing.
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Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Latai Toluta’u (19) of Tonga Institute of Education is Tonga’s nominee for a two-weeks study tour to Osaka this year, after winning the 10th Japanese Speech Contest open-category on May 8.
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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) rugby union players, men and women, will take on His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) at Tupou College, Toloa, on Saturday, 11 May.
Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A speeding drunk driver, Vilisoni Finau, was found guilty of reckless driving causing the death of another driver Tou’anga Ma’a Tonga Kamea in a collision on the roundabout intersection of Vaha‘akolo and Mateialona Roads in Nuku‘alofa, in June last year.
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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A re-offender, Pouono ‘Aisake (29) was sentenced to six-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, when he hit a Senior Police Constable with a machete on the head, in August 2018. The judge found that the accused when angry poses a serious danger to society.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Residents and staff at Alonga Adult Disabled Centre will enjoy using hot water after a group of nine volunteers from Newcastle, Australia installed the new system today, 7 May. The group also installed two new hot water systems at ‘Eua Hospital last week.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emilio To’a has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Host Country Agreements for the establishment of Asian Development Bank Country Offices in Kiribati, Tonga and Tuvalu were finalized in Denarau, Nadi, Fiji on 5 May 2019.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With more than 2000 people on board, Pacific Aria was in Nuku’alofa for a day visit on May 7, after stopping by Neiafu the day earlier.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were arrested at a home in Longolongo with illicit drugs packed ready for sale on Friday, May 3.
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